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Using up jam

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orderinformation Sat 06-Jul-13 11:20:05

I have a huge amount of delicious home made jam and want to use it to make some kind of cake (not a sponge sandwich) or preferably individual cakes for a garden party we are having. Any suggestions?

MildredH Sat 06-Jul-13 11:26:31

Jam tarts? So easy. Not exactly patisserie worthy but go down really well!

orderinformation Sat 06-Jul-13 11:39:31

Yes was thinking that. Can I make the day before?

PeppermintCream Sat 06-Jul-13 11:47:54

I think nigella does a chocolate marmalade cake, substitute the marmalade for jam - yum

burberryqueen Sat 06-Jul-13 11:55:06

a lovely bakewell tart with a thick layer of jam?

TotallyEggFlipped Sat 06-Jul-13 19:00:46

I'd serve really good jam with scones so its flavour doesn't get lost.

nooka Sat 06-Jul-13 19:14:38

I made about 200 jars of jam a couple of years ago after buying a house with 14 fruit trees in the garden and getting a bit carried away grin

What sort of jam is it? I've made a few black forest gateau type cakes which were scrummy with cherry jam (4 cherry trees!).

If you make little tarts you can use a blob of creme patisserie, a piece of fruit and then melt jam and pour over the top. Very summery.

Thumb print biscuits are nice too - they are a crunchy little biscuit with a blob of jam on top cooked in. If you have different coloured jams they look especially nice.

Otherwise I fund that substituting jam for sugar worked with lots of things.

TotallyEggFlipped Sat 06-Jul-13 19:18:06

nooka - you could've opened a jam shop!

FriskyHenderson Sat 06-Jul-13 19:37:36

I don't know what it's called but a tart (big or small) with pastry, jam then vanilla sponge is delicious.

orderinformation Sat 06-Jul-13 21:05:11

Oh I like the look of thumbprint biscuits. How far in advance do you think I could make them?

MyBoysAreFab Sat 06-Jul-13 21:07:11

nooka Sat 06-Jul-13 21:30:27

Not sure, they usually get eaten pretty quickly here! I'd have thought two or three days would be fine. Googling I see loads of different recipes and some give storage times of 5 days to a week.

JennyWren Sat 06-Jul-13 22:32:51

Homemade jammy dodger biscuits mighty be a bit more fancy than thumbprints if you're serving them at a party. Plain biscuit, jam, biscuit with small hole cut in the middle, all sandwiched together. You can cut the biscuits and holes with different shaped cutters.

marriednotdead Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:26

My mum made me some jam last summer. It freezes very well! It didn't set solid in there but it lasted for ages.

MildredH Sun 07-Jul-13 08:17:39

Sorry not to have been back sooner OP.. Been at work hmm

Yes- you can definitely make jam tarts the day before. Just store in a good airtight box.

Jam tarts are not sophisticated but if you roll the pastry nice & thin and use good jam they are lovely!

Good luck. Mmm, too much jam- what a delicious problem to have!

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